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Vibration Damper
#1
Hi gents and ladies,

So my baby suffered the infamous vibration damper failure yesterdayBlueCry

One or two questions for you guys:

1. Will this be covered under warranty? I checked my warranty policy schedule this morning and this is what it says:
"Drive Pulleys" Crankshaft, camshaft, tensioners and jockey pulleys are covered in the event of mechanical failures.

2. Suggestions on workshops that can do the job for me please.

TIA

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#2
it may be covered but not to the full extent of the work. You might have to pay in a little to have the job done.

Depends on the amount they allow for the job. Parts only from BMW is over 4K
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#3
This is the little hope i Needed. Thank you.

My plan that I have show's that it's covered up to R6k though BlueCry
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Agree with Danny.

Depending on the warranty company and schedule of benefits depending on your plan, there are set limits (Plan A - highest limit @ R5k, Plan C - lowest limit @ R3k). If you have a top up, this really helps. Also makes a difference how good your mechanic is at motivating the case, for a quick turnaround time.

Just did my dampener through the warranty last month (I don't have top up), they covered 85% of the total cost, with the balance for my account. Rather get the OEM dampener from ABM, think it is R4.5k with the belt and then the cost for an hour's labour.
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Thank you.

You guys are life savers. One less stress off my plate.

I've got my car booked into a workshop tomorrow morning, I will update as soon as it's done.
Tune-Tech only had a booking open for Thursday.

@KPM_330

This Top up you mentioned, would be something totally different from like my insurance Top Up right?
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#6
Hi. My bros 330d damper pulley was replaced under the mechanical warranty from Innovation group.
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I can help you with this... only problem is that im not RMI approved
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(04-11-2019, 03:30 PM)yush1 Wrote: Hi. My bros 330d damper pulley was replaced under the mechanical warranty from Innovation group.

Thanks sir.
Hopefully all goes well for me. 1st time using my warrany after about 1 year 8 months

(04-11-2019, 03:53 PM)Danny@DSCmotorsport Wrote: I can help you with this... only problem is that im not RMI approved

Thanks for the offer sir. Unfortunately it needs to be done at an RMI approved place.

PM me your contact details though please.
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#9
Hi gents.

I finally got my car back today. Part was covered fully under warranty although I think the workshop inflated the prices. On the invoice it shows that the part alone was R7.8k and R500 labour.

I had to pay a difference of R3.5k

I called a few dealerships and they told me BMW has decreased the price of the vibration damper to R4.2k from R7.2k. Is this something my warranty can sort out with the workshop and I can hopefully get some cash back?

The top up cover mentioned above, can you guys recommend any to me please?


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